The deal sends guard Dennis Schroder from the Hawks, which drafted him 17th overall in 2013 and who has been Atlanta's incumbent starter the last two seasons, to the Thunder for Anthony and a Lottery protected (1-14) 2022 first-round pick. The Rockets are the frontrunners to land Anthony, according to Wojnarowski.
The Houston Rockets are the front-runners to sign Anthony, a close friend of point guard Chris Paul. That said, trying to beat the Golden State Warriors at their own game is somewhat of a fool's errand, which Houston learned the hard way during their Western Conference finals loss to the Dubs.
Schroder hasn't joined his new team yet, but we already have an idea of how he will look in the Thunder's blue uniform thanks to Schroder's Instagram account.
"One area where Anthony could boost the Heat would be his 3-point shooting, at least his volume of conversions, having made a career-high 169 last season", he wrote.
Anthony's time in Oklahoma City lasted just one season, where the 34-year-old averaged 16.2 points and 5.8 rebounds over 78 games. His playing time dwindled in the playoffs.
That being said, Melo was coming off a dismal season previous year, averaging career-lows in points (16.2), field goal percentage (40%) and minutes per game (32.1).
Anderson is joining his third team in four seasons. That effort only intensified when Atlanta made Trae Young the center of its rebuilding effort by trading back to acquire him during last month's National Basketball Association draft.
The complete trade is actually a three-team trade between the Thunder, Hawks, and the Philadelphia 76ers, with Melo only being a part of that trade. He played in just 38 games for Philadelphia last season. Luwawu-Cabarrot, 6-foot-6, could develop into a 3-and-D guy on the wing for Oklahoma City, but he's already 23 and has struggled in limited minutes.More news: Journalist claims Chelsea FC would sell Eden Hazard for €130m
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